Radio Voicers

Radio “voicers” are exactly that. A presenter link followed by the voice of the reporter explaining the story, with no soundbites or natural sound.

They’re often used as a way to get a story on air quickly, before any interviews etc have been gathered.

Or sometimes they’re used as a short way to get the story out in a “no frills” way. They’re normally around 45 seconds to one minute in duration (plus presenter link).

They are the story stripped right down. Good practice for learning how to write simply and economically.

Transcribing a voicer link and script is a great way to see what the words look like on the page.

Doing this will help you to improve your own writing.

So, listen to these radio voicers. Pick one and transcribe it.

R Kelly